County looks for way out of trash

TV Hagenah Quay County is looking at getting out of the trash business. At Monday’s meeting of the Quay County Commission, commissioners and Quay County Manager Terry Turner discussed the problems that have come to the county with handling trash pick up and providing trash drop off for county residents. County commissioners pointed to a […]

Nursing home helps residents

Winnie Hagenah Laurel Hills Healthcare in Tucumcari has recently launched a new program that is bringing back local residents who have had to go to Amarillo or Lubbock for their medical needs. Erika Smith, a recent nursing school graduate of Texas Tech University, will be working in Texas as the new “Nurse Liaison” for Laurel […]

VFW post to help with local lawns

TV Hagenah Recently, when a job needed to be done (actually a number of jobs needed to be done), the city turned to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW said they would be “honored” to do it. In their push to beautify the City of Tucumcari, the city commission has begun to make […]

Generations join for Easter

TV Hagenah Easter came a bit early for the residents of the Quail Ridge Assisted Living Center. In fact it came four days early as sixth-grade students from Tucumcari Middle School traveled to the center to visit the residents there. 20 students left their school early to get a chance to get to the assisted […]

House foodbank feeds hungry

William Thompson Needy residents of House have a place to go when their food supplies run low. The House food bank, officially known as the House Community Pantry, is located at the House United Methodist Church. It has been in operation since September 2003. The director of the food bank, Susan Harding, and her assistant […]

Commissioners discuss bridge

TV Hagenah Quay County Commissioners say they and their constituents are upset about just how long it is taking the State of New Mexico to respond to the barricaded bridge on old Route 66 over Revuelto Creek between San Jon and Tucumcari. At the Jan 12 Quay County Commission meeting held at the county courthouse, […]

MVD answers customer concerns

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By Angela Peacock After hearing complaints about service at the local office of the Motor Vehicle Division, the chief of the organization has instituted measures to improve his office’s standing. Since Gov. Bill Richardson’s June visit to Tucumcari, MVD Bureau Chief Raul Alvarez said the customer service at Tucumcari DMV has seen a drastic turnaround. […]

Richardson promises help for schools

Angela Peacock Improving education was the main topic of discussion by Gov. Bill Richardson during Thursday afternoon’s town hall meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Richardson proposed two educational amendments for voters to consider before the September elections. First he wants to establish a new state education position, the Secretary of Education, who will sit […]